The late German pastor, theologian and Nazi-resister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, wrote: 

“It may be that the times which by human standards are the times of collapse are for [Christ] the great times of construction. It may be that the times which from a human point are great times for the church are times when it's pulled down.” 

As a people and a parish, our November focus is remembering. To remember is to put the pieces back together - to re-member them - to take that which has collapsed or come undone and to set about making it whole again. 

Re-membering is hard work.

This year, our stewardship and pledge campaign is rooted in remembering. Your financial pledge enables us to build, together, a 2022 budget that supports our mission of learning to follow Jesus Christ.

I invite you to join my family and me in remembering St. Clement's. In particular, I invite you to consider two opportunities: 

  • Increase your pledge by 3%
  • Help us reach our target goal of 75% of gifts via Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) or credit card
Our full stewardship package is available on our website and the entire pledge process can be completed online in just a few minutes. In light of the pandemic and the changing ways in which people give, we are encouraging online pledges if possible. If you’d like a paper packet mailed to you, don’t hesitate to contact Jade Acuña in the office via email or (416) 483-6664 x224. 

We invite you to complete your pledge by Sunday, November 21. That's our patronal festival, during which we remember our patron saint (Clement), and celebrate the commitment and generosity of our community.

However you give, I am truly grateful for your ongoing generosity and support. Thank you!

Yours truly in Christ,
The Rev. Andrew Federle
Rector, St. Clement’s Church, Toronto